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SD Unified Sounds Alarm For Devastating Cuts

Above: The San Diego Unified School District would need to lay off employees, sell property and cash in reserves if mid-year budget cuts of more than $30 million become necessary, according to a report to the Board of Education

Aired 10/14/11 on KPBS Midday Edition.

Guests

Bill Kowba, superintendent of the San Diego Unified School District.

Richard Barrera, president of the San Diego Unified School District's board of education.

Transcript

Evening Edition

KPBS Reporter Kyla Calvert will have more on potential school closures in San Diego on Thursday's show.

Evening Edition airs weekdays at 5 PM and 6:30 PM on KPBS TV

The last time we talked about San Diego city school finances, the news was guardedly optimistic.

Last summer, state revenue was up and millions in cuts were restored to school districts. Now state revenue projections are dramatically down again.

San Diego Unified School District is looking at some drastic fiscal realities, including possible insolvency.

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